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Behavior Expectations

Nogales High School is dedicated to learning, to growing, and to developing positive friendships. This is a school where students and staff work hard on academics and at the appropriate time enjoy athletics, social and recreational activities but always in the Noble way. It is essential that students and their families understand that high standards of behavior will be maintained at Nogales High School.


Students are responsible for their own behavior and are expected to follow all campus rules and regulations. These behavior expectations apply on campus and at all school activities, on the way to and from school or school activities, and at lunch and break, whether on or off the campus.


All students are expected to:

  • Carry a Nogales High School ID card at all times and present it to school personnel upon request.
  • Treat all students, staff members and visitors with dignity and respect.
  • Follow the direction of any Nogales High School employee.
  • Obtain teacher permission and hall pass before leaving class during the period.
  • Be responsible for all class and homework assignments.
  • Dispose of trash in appropriate receptacles.
  • Report any conflicts, threats or harassment to a Nogales staff member immediately.
  • Avoid any physical violence and walk away from any situation that may lead to a physical altercation and seek assistance from a staff member. Self-defense is not an acceptable reason for engaging in physical violence. Students involved in fighting will be suspended and issued a court citation (Ticket).

Further Expectations


In addition to those behaviors prohibited by state laws, the following expectations apply to students at Nogales High School and in schools of the Rowland Unified School District. Violations will result in disciplinary action.

  • Not causing the disruption of instructional time
  • Keeping unsafe or inappropriate devices off the school campus, CD players, MP3 players, laser pointers, tasers, shocking devices, electronic signaling devices, glass containers, pepper spray, lighters, matches, or other fire-starting devices. These items will be confiscated. Cell phone possession must comply with rules listed under "Electronic Devices"
  • Staying on campus in the appropriate location during the appropriate time
  • Eating within the designated areas
  • Not bringing skateboards on campus
  • Avoiding gambling, cheating, fraudulent activities, and falsification of any type
  • Limiting displays of physical affection to holding hands
  • Parking within authorized areas with the proper permit
  • Obtaining permission to visit another campus from administrative personnel
  • Walking bicycles while on campus

Serious Offenses


Education Code 48900 Offenses that may result in suspension/expulsion, and/or arrest.

  1. Caused, attempted to cause, or threatened to cause physical injury.
  2. Possessed, sold, or otherwise furnished any firearm, knife, explosive, or other dangerous object of no reasonable use to the pupil. Possession of a dangerous object, including a knife or other potential weapon is a serious violation of the Ed. Code. If you accidentally bring such an item to school, turn it in to an administrator or Campus Police Officer immediately.
  3. Unlawfully possessed, used, sold, or otherwise furnished or been under the influence of any controlled substance.
  4. Unlawfully offered or arranged or negotiated to sell any controlled substance, then sold, delivered, or otherwise furnished to any person another liquid, substance, or material in lieu of the controlled substance.
  5. Committed or attempted to commit robbery or extortion.
  6. Caused or attempted to cause damage to school or private property.
  7. Stole or attempted to steal school or private property.
  8. Possessed or used tobacco or any products containing tobacco or nicotine products on school premises.
  9. Committed an obscene act or engaged in habitual profanity or vulgarity.
  10. Had unlawful possession of, offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any drug paraphernalia as defined in the Health and Safety code.
  11. Disrupted social activities or otherwise willfully defied the valid authority of supervisors, teachers, administrators, or other school officials, or other school personnel.
  12. Knowingly received stolen school or private property.
  13. Possessed an imitation firearm.
  14. Committed or attempted to commit a sexual assault or committed a sexual battery.
  15. Harassed, threatened, or intimidated a student who is a complaining witness or witness in a school disciplinary proceeding for the purpose of either preventing that student from being a witness or retaliating against that student for being a witness, or both.
  16. Unlawfully offered, arranged to sell, negotiated to sell, or sold the prescription drug Soma.
  17. Engaged in, or attempted to engage in, hazing.
  18. A pupil who aids or abets the infliction or attempted infliction of physical injury to another person.
  19. As used in this section, "school property" includes, but is not limited to, electronic databases

Additional grounds for suspension or expulsion Education Code 48900:

  1. Sexual harassment, unwelcome sexual advances, requests, visual or verbal physical conduct of a sexual nature.
  2. Caused, threatened, or attempted to cause, or participation in an act of hate violence.
  3. Intentionally engaged in harassment, threats, or intimidation directed against a student orgroup of students.
  4. Made terrorist threats against school officials and/or property.


Additional grounds for expulsion Education Code 48915:

A Causing serious physical injury to another person except in self defense.  C.R.

B Possession of any kind of knife, explosive, or dangerous object of no reasonable use to the pupil. C.R.

C Unlawful possession of any controlled substance, except for the first offense for the possession of not more than 28.5 grams of Marijuana, other than cannabis. C.R.
i)      The first offense for the possession of not more than one avoirdupois ounce of marijuana, other than concentrated cannabis.
ii)     The possession of over-the-counter medication for use by the pupil for medical purposes or medication prescribed for the pupil by a physician.

D Robbery or extortion; C.R.

E Assault or battery upon any school employee. C.R.


Ed Code 48915 Continued Expulsion Codes


(b)(1)    Other means of correction are not feasible or have repeatedly failed to bring about proper     conduct.

(b)(2)    Due to the nature of the act, the presence of the pupil causes a continuing danger to the physical safety of the pupil or others.

(C)(1)   Possessing, selling or otherwise furnishing a firearm. C.R.

(C)(2)   Brandishing a knife at another person.  C.R.

(C)(3)   Unlawfully selling a controlled substance. C.R.

(C)(4)   Committing or attempting to commit a sexual assault. C.R.

(C)(5)   Possession of an explosive; a destructive device. C.R.